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Bordetella

 [bor″dĕ-tel´ah]
a genus of gram-negative aerobic cocci. B. pertus´sis is the etiologic agent of whooping cough. B. bronchisep´tica and B. parapertus´sis are also found occasionally in whooping cough.
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Bordetella

(bōr-dĕ-tel'ă),
A genus of strictly aerobic bacteria (family Brucellaceae) containing minute, gram-negative non-spore-bearing, coccobacilli. Motile and nonmotile species occur; motile cells are peritrichous. The metabolism of these organisms is respiratory. They require nicotinic acid, cysteine, and methionine; hemin (X factor) and coenzyme I (V factor) are not required. They are parasites and pathogens of the mammalian respiratory tract; type species is Bordetella pertussis.
[J. Bordet]
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bordetella

(bôr′də-tĕl′ə)
n.
Any of various small, gram-negative coccobacilli of the genus Bordetella, some of which are pathogenic in the human respiratory tract. It includes B. pertussis, the causative agent of whooping cough.
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Bor·de·tel·la

(bōr-dĕ-tel'ă)
A genus of stricty aerobic bacteria (family Brucellaceae) containing minute gram-negative coccobacilli. Motile and nonmotile species occur; motile cells are peritrichous. The metabolism of these organisms is respiratory. They require nicotinic acid, cysteine, and methionine; hemin (X factor) and coenzyme I (V factor) are not required by some species. They are parasites and pathogens of the mammalian respiratory tract. The type species is B. pertussis.
[J. Bordet]
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Bordetella

A genus of coccobacilli that have an affinity for the respiratory system and includes Bordetella pertussis the organism responsible for whooping cough. These organisms are sensitive to various antibiotics including TETRACYCLINE, ERYTHROMYCIN and CHLORAMPHENICOL. (Jules Bordet, 1870–1961, Belgian bacteriologist).
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Bordet,

Jules, Belgian bacteriologist and Nobel laureate, 1870-1961.
Bordet amboceptor
Bordetella - a genus of strictly aerobic bacteria that are pathogens of the mammalian respiratory tract.
Bordet-Gengou bacillus - a species that causes whooping cough. Synonym(s): Bordetella pertussis
Bordet-Gengou phenomenon - the phenomenon of complement fixation.
Bordet-Gengou potato blood agar - glycerin-potato agar with 25% of blood, used for the isolation of Bordetella pertussis.
Bordet-Gengou reaction - Synonym(s): complement fixation
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